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SOIL-SITE SUITABILITY EVALUATION FOR GROUNDNUT IN SOUTHERN SAURASHTRA REGION OF GUJARAT

Article Id: ARCC2046 | Page : 157-165
Citation :- SOIL-SITE SUITABILITY EVALUATION FOR GROUNDNUT IN SOUTHERN SAURASHTRA REGION OF GUJARAT.Legume Research.2009.(32):157-165
S.G. Savalia and J.D. Gundalia
Address : Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362 001, India.

Abstract

The soil-site suitability for groundnut cultivation was evaluated in southern Saurashtra region
of Gujarat. The soils over upper piedmont (except Lithic Ustorthents, P14), lower piedmont,
piedmont plain (Typic Haplustepts, P7 only) and coastal plain (Fluventic Haplustepts P8 only)
are moderately suitable (S2) whereas the soils over upper piedmont (Lithic Ustorthents, P14
only) and coastal plain (Fluventic Haplustepts, P12) are marginally suitable (S3) for groundnut
cultivation. However, the soils over piedmont plain except Typic Haplustepts, P7) and coastal
plain (Calcic Haplustepts, P16 only) are currently not suitable (N1) whereas all the soils over hill
slope are not suitable (N2) for groundnut cultivation

Keywords

Soil-site suitability Groundnut Land forms Soil sustainability Limitations.

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